Florence Apartment The Bright Eyed Explorer

Florence Apartment

There was nothing I could find wrong with this place. Clean and filled with everything you need for an extended stay. The apartment is very secure with numerous locked entry points to the actual apartment. 

Easy communication with the owner upon booking and with arrival with the owner’s mother whom was absolutely lovely. Armed with a lot of information on must-see’s and what not to do, she lives close by so if you need anything, she is there for you. 

Fully functional kitchen, clean bathroom and comfortable bed gives you the freedom to live life like a local Florentine. Which was exactly what I wanted for my stay in Florence. There is a washing machine/dryer which is great for travellers with extended time. 

The best thing about this Central Suites is its proximity to all things in Florence. The city itself is highly walkable but this apartment is in a ’residential area’ that is actually on the river Arno. Turn right at the front of the apartment and head towards the Ponte Vecchio and you walk amongst many shops, cafes, restaurants, bars etc. It is literally a 10-minute walk to Palazzao Vecchio or Pitti Palance. Walk across a bridge and you’re in the old city. Too easy. 

The apartment itself is on the ground floor of a building that hosts both a Pizzeria and Gelateria. AMAZING! The pizzas were yum but the Gelato even better. Often at night there was a line up to get in so you know it must be good Gelato. 

When I am in Florence next, I will most definitely stay again. I was comfortable, secure, and really felt I was living the life of a local Florentine.

Renovated Central Suites  

1 Lungarno Soderini, Santo Spirito, 50124 Florence 

You can read more about my Florence experience here: “6 nights in Florence – how to live and chill like a local”